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Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Logistics Engineering with Management

Sept 2019 Entry
Programme code: 45499-SYL

Faculty of Engineering
Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Mode of Study Full-time

Normal Duration

2 years

Credits Required for Graduation

Normally 64 (plus 6 training credits)(See the Remarks section below)

Programme Intake

20 senior year places

Fund Type


Consider Second Choice Applications

Yes, but preference will be given to first choice applications.

Programme Leader(s)

Dr Tommy K.L. Choy


  • The curriculum of this programme, including the credit requirements, is subject to review.
  • The exact study duration and number of credits to be transferred will depend on the entry qualification of individual AD/HD admittees.

Aims & Characteristics

Programme Aims and Learning Outocomes

Managing logistics is an interesting but complex task. It involves the effective management of materials, information and finance in a network of suppliers, manufacturers, distributors and customers.


This programme aims to produce logistics engineers and professionals who are competent in the design, implementation, control and execution of logistics systems and related technologies, and to develop the ability of students to manage complex systems of business, logistics and technology for increasingly technology-enabled logistics businesses.



Programme Characteristics

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University possesses a broad array of expertise and talent that spans the whole spectrum of logistics. This programme provides comprehensive training in logistics, in areas ranging from logistics systems, facility design, logistics information systems, supply chain management to operations management. It also provides the essential general management and business skills that are needed to manage and run modern logistics companies.

Recognition & Prospects

Professional Recognition

The programme has been granted provisional accreditation by the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) as a professional engineering degree programme recognised by other Washington Accord signatories.


The Washington Accord is an international agreement between bodies responsible for accrediting engineering degree programmes.  Currently, it has 18 signatories, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, Malaysia and New Zealand.


The programme has been granted accreditation by the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong (CILTHK) since 2009.


Career Prospects

Graduates typically become management trainees, logistics engineers, distribution analysts/officers, logistics analysts, logistics officers in government offices, business executives/analysts, system analysts/designers or young entrepreneurs. Moreover, a wide range of job opportunities suitable for our graduates are available in industry, business, services and the government sector. Most graduates rise up to managerial positions after some years of work experience.


Students are admitted to the senior year of the 4-year degree programme. They must complete all of the following subjects to fulfil the credit requirement for graduation.

General University Requirement (GUR) (minimum 9 credits)

Subjects are mandated by the University as part of the broad based education for every student. Students are also expected to meet the equivalent standard of the Undergraduate Degree Language and Communication Requirement (LCR). Credit transfers are considered based on previous studies in AD/HD programmes and students' academic performance.

Core Subjects (2 subjects of 2 credits each, 14 subjects of 3 credits each, total 46 credits)

Industrial Engineering Techniques and Methods, Packaging & Storage Technology, Logistics Facility Design, Planning for Production & Service Systems, Professional Communication in English, Professional Communication in Chinese, Mobile Technologies for Logistics Systems, Management Science, E-Commerce and Logistics, Production Logistics, Simulation of Logistics Systems, Logistics Information Management, Supply Chain Management, Society & the Engineer, Project Management, Green Legislation & Supply Chain Logistics

Free Elective (1 subject of 3 credits, total 3 credits)

Students can take free Electives offered by ISE or other departments.

Individual Project (6 credits)

IC Training (6 training credits)

Computing Tools in Resources Planning and Analysis, Integrated Project, and ERP Advanced

Work-Integrated Education (WIE)

Work-Integrated education (WIE) has been incorporated into the course of studies to ensure that students gain real-life work experience that is relevant to their study disciplines, and to enhance their all-round development. Each student must attain a minimum of one WIE training credit, i.e. a completion of at least 2 weeks/80 hours of full-time training, or the equivalent, before graduation.

Summer Placement

Summer placement opportunities may be provided to students to enable them to gain practical work experience.

Student Exchange Programme

Students also have the opportunity to participate in a student exchange programme with universities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Sweden and Finland for one semester.

Entrance Requirements

  • An Associate Degree or a Higher Diploma in Engineering, Business or related disciplines.
  • Suitable applicants will be invited to attend an interview, which aims to evaluate their potential for and interest in the programme, and to test their language and communication skills.


For further programme information, please contact:

Ms Tiffany Lam (tel: 2766 6611; email: tiffanyyk.lam@polyu.edu.hk).